Saturday, April 23, 2011

Picking it up

200 B.C.E.
Diogenes Laertius (c. 200)
Liu Hong (fl. 178-187)
Wang Fan (217-257)
Diophantus of Alexandria (c. 250?)
Sun Zi (c. 250?)
Zhao Shuang (Jun Qing) (c. 260)
Liu Hui (c. 263)
Porphyry (c. 234-c. 305) (Malchus the Tyrian, Porphyrius)
Anatolius of Alexandria (fl. c. 269)
Sporus (c. 280)
Iamblichus (c. 250-c. 350)
Xiahou Yang (c. 350?)

The Chinese join the fray!
Now while this isnt the first instance of Chinese contributors to mathematics, it is the biggest!
This great trend continues for hundreds of years. When all humans have a chance of contributing to something, awesome things can happen.

32 comments:

  1. the Indians (Hindu Indians) developed zero

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  2. I like where this blog is going.
    Following :D

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  3. What would we do without the chinese?

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  4. Very interesting! never knew this ;D

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  5. not a huge math fan, but great to know these type of things

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  6. who else? surely the chinese wernt the only ones

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  7. There are some great Chinese people.

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  8. MATH, I am a mathemomaniac (that is a real word, it means I compulsively count)! I love math!

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  9. i know this has nothing to do with what you are going for, but its crazy to think china and math have been around that long.

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  10. really? i had assumed they spent the past few millenia fighting pandas and having rice-growing competitions... (first one to grow a grain wins... ready... GO!)

    interesting...

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  11. Its a shame the western world isn't exposed to much of China's rich history

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  13. What? Whoops, noo my comment. The Chinese have an amazing history rife with examples where scholarly study is encouraged. No wonder they have so many great mathematicians!

    http://www.bananaconda.net

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  14. ohh nice. I'm starting a math blog too!

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  15. world need to stop ignoring chinese

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  16. Wow the Chinese Were indeed contributors

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  17. Never heard about Chinese contributions to math, that's really interesting to know.

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  18. Actually, middle Easterners have been substantial in contributing in math as well, developing such things as algebra and the numbers we use today!

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